NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MWI Veterinary Supply (Nasdaq: MWIV) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $85.84, above its previous 52-week high of $84.97 with 72,148 shares traded as of 10:12 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 97,600 shares over the past 30 days.

MWI Veterinary Supply has a market cap of $1 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 26% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. distributes animal health products to veterinarians in the United States. The company primarily offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, parasiticides, diagnostics, capital equipment, supplies, specialty products, veterinary pet food, and nutritional products. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.4, equal to the average health services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.
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TheStreet Ratings rates MWI Veterinary Supply as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full MWI Veterinary Supply Ratings Report.

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